Sainte-Lucie de Tallano is an attractive mountain village, perched high above the Rizzanese Valley in Corsica's Alta Rocca, famous for the charming view of its stone houses with red tiled roofs set against the mountains.
Sainte-Lucie de Tallano Corsica Guide
It has a pleasant village square with a fountain, lined with a handful of good restaurants where you can watch the locals play petanque, whilst soaking up the quintessentially Corsican atmosphere.
There is a small Tourist Office in the village.
Ste-Lucie is famous for its olive oil (the Moulin a Huile oil mill is open to the public), and also a rare type of rock called 'diorite orbiculaire' which used to be quarried nearby. Rough-cut lumps of this greyish-blue rock with black and white rings can be purchased from the house advertising 'Pierres Corse' (Corsican rocks).
The Eglise Ste-Lucie and Renaissance-style Couvent St-Francois can also be visited. Sainte-Lucie's famous viewpoint over its rooftops can be enjoyed from the Couvent St-Francois.
DiningRestaurant Santa Lucia, on Ste-Lucie's main square, is an excellent restaurant serving a variety of delicious plats de jour (for example a shoulder of lamb or vegetarian cannellini). Reasonably priced for the good quality. Water direct from the village fountain is served.
Cheaper eating options are Chez Dume or Pizzeria Santa Lucia.